Liga - Higuain fires Real top
Real Madrid moved top of La Liga courtesy of Gonzalo Higuain's ninth minute winner in a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad at the Estadio Anoeta.
Higuain gave Jose Mourinho's in-form Real Madrid the early lead in San Sebastian but the team that netted 28 times in their previous seven matches were denied another hefty win by the battling Basques.
Levante, who have dropped to third with 23 points, can reclaim top spot with an eighth consecutive victory at Osasuna on Sunday.
Higuain ran on to Fabio Coentrao's pass and dinked the ball over Claudio Bravo for the only goal at Socieded but Real Madrid were unable to turn their first-half dominance into a bigger lead.
Sociedad hit back after the break, forcing Iker Casillas into a couple of top-class saves.